Intensive Care Med. 2022 Oct;48(10):1429-1438. doi: 10.1007/s00134-022-06804-z. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
This article highlights the ultrasonography machine as a machine that saves lives in the intensive care unit. We review its utility in the limited resource intensive care unit and some elements of machine design that are relevant to both the constrained operating environment and the well-resourced intensive care unit. As the ultrasonography machine can only save lives, if is operated by a competent intensivist; we discuss the challenges of training the frontline clinician to become competent in critical care ultrasonography followed by a review of research that supports its use.